Christmas Jumper Day.
Welcome to Nursery
Week beginning - 26-11-18
This week in Nursery we started our week by playing on the bikes, scooters and cars outside with Mrs Lacey. We wen tout in our small groups and enjoyed ourselves, although we had to wrap up warm!
With Mrs Hughes, we finished our shape bears and then we did a Busy job in our books, we drew a picture and chatted to Mrs Hughes about it, and Mrs Hughes wrote our words into our books. We finished our job by writing over our names.
With Mrs Pritchard we have made a Christmas display of Jesus in the manger, we have read the story in the Bible.
All week we have been practicing our songs and actions for the Nativity play. We have been listening and singing beautifully.
Week Beginning - 5-11-18
Welcome back to school, we hope that you have had a lovely holiday and we are looking forward to the next half term. Our topic for this half term is 'Me and My home'. This week we have a focus week, thinking about Remembrance Day.
We started our week by watching a power point about 'Poppies', we discussed why we wear them and what they mean. We all listened beautifully and made Mrs Hughes very proud. Our activities in Nursery this week are -
At the writing table, we are working with Mrs Hughes. We are learning all about the letter 'p' (sound and formation) and we are making a print of a poppy with a potato. We are thinking about and discussing "Why do we wear a poppy?" and Mrs Hughes is annotating our work.
In the sand we are counting, sorting and investigating poppies.
In the play dough we have an assortment of resources to decorate a poppy.
On the cutting and sticking table we are making a shape poppy, by using squares and rectangles.
Our Role play area has been changed into the Three Bears Cottage (both inside and out) and we have been sharing our ideas of how we can make the cottages even better over the next few weeks.
We will share our photos at the end of the week.
Week Beginning - 22-10-18.
As the end of our first half term comes to an end, we would like to thank you all for your continued support. It has been lovely getting to know all of our families, the Parent's evenings and day was also a lovely opportunity to share how well we have all settled into Nursery life.
After speaking to parents at the door and during the parent's meetings, the idea of using the class page to share our plans at the start of each week was suggested, for example "What letter sound we are working on, what skills we are looking at in Numeracy?" etc. Therefore at I will start to do this at the beginning of each week and continue to do our review of the week each Friday.
Also, during the Parent's meetings, many parents asked about our prayer and requested a copy to say at home - Our prayer is called 'Mae'n amser mynd adref' - 'It's time to go home'
Ma'en amser mynd adref, (It's time to go home)
Diolch am ffrindiau, (Thank you for our friends)
Diloch am ffrindiau, (Thank you for our friends)
Diolch o diolch yn fawr. (Thank you, Thank you very much)
During the next half term we will be listening to and saying the Lord's Prayer.
We wish you all a very happy holiday and look forward to seeing you on Tuesday,6th November.
Week beginning 15-10-18.
In Nursery this week we have been thinking all about animals that are getting ready to go to sleep in the winter time.
We started our week with our Forest school session, we decided that we would like to tidy up our Nursery garden for our first session. On Monday we all went outside in our small groups to start to tidy and plan our garden. We put on our gardening gloves and set to work.
As we worked we chatted about what we would like to do with our garden this year, ideas included... planting flowers, seeds, vegetables and different types of fruit including bananas.
Some boys and girls would like an area of the garden to dig in when we play outside and others liked the idea of the dinosaur world we created last year. We will be busy working on our ideas over the next few weeks. But I'm sure you agree that the garden area looks much better for all our hard work.
For our D.C.F focus week in school we have been using the interactive whiteboard to do the register, Mrs Hughes has had some help from Nursery to do the register as you can see in the photographs. On the i-pads we have used a letter formation app to help us form our letters. During the forest school sessions, Mrs Lacey and the children have been taking photos on the i-pads of their hard work from start to finish.
Next week we will continue with our Autumn / animal theme, and we will share some more photographs of our first half term in Nursery.
Week beginning 8/10/18 - Harvest
This week in Nursery we have been celebrating ‘Harvest’, we have been investigating lots of different vegetables in our learning areas, both indoors and outside.
On Monday we practised finding and putting on our coats, we were all super and made Mrs Hughes very proud.
This week Mrs Lacey has been helping us to ‘play and chose’ – ‘Dewis a chware’ inside the Nursery classroom. In the play dough we have been printing with potatoes, carrots broccoli and green beans. In the water and sand we have been sorting and counting our vegetables. With Mrs Hughes, we have been counting how many carrots we have got for Tom and Jerry to eat. In the block area / construction we have made a vegetable garden with a visiting hedgehog - Aila’s lovely idea.
During our outdoor time, we have been busy playing and choosing in all areas and Mrs Pritchard has been chatting to us about our favourite nursery toys and activities.
We have continued learning our Read, Write, Inc. sessions and this week our letter has been ‘a’. We are all very much enjoying our Read, write Inc. time,
On Monday we have our Forest school session; we have all decided to work in our Nursery garden. We will take some before and after photographs. Please wear warm / water proof clothing. No wellingtons are need for this week’s activity.
Welcome to Ewloe Green Nursery, our first week started with home visits, thank you for inviting us into your homes and starting our Nursery journey together.
This week we have started our staggered entry sessions, and what a lovely week we have had. After one or two tears at the door, we have all settled in happily and are quickly learning the Nursery routines and timetable.
Our Nursery day –
8.30-8.40 am/ 12.30-12.40pm – We take off our coats and pop them on coat pegs, next we sit on the rug and look at reading books together.
8.40 – 9am / 12.40 -1.00pm –We do the register; we have learnt to say ‘Yma’ (here) to answer to our name. Next, we count how many boys and girls are in Nursery today.
9-10am / 1-2pm – We have been playing and choosing inside the Nursery classroom. We are very proud of how well all the boys and girls have listened and played nicely with our nursery toys.
10-10.30am /2 pm – 2.30pm -Tidy up time. We ring the tidy up bell and everybody stops. We call it a super stop and we can all make a shape, we say “tidy up time – Amser tacluso” and we all tidy up our classroom, what a great job we are doing. Next we line up to go outside and we all count how many of us are going out to play. We have investigated the outdoor play area, played on the large play equipment, balance beam and the large building blocks.
10.30 -11.10 am /2.30 -3.10pm – We line up to come in and count how many are coming in (Mrs Hughes likes to count all the time!) Next, we wash our hands and sit around the rug ready for snack time. This week we have all been very good and tried the fruit and drinks offered to us. We all have lovely manners; the teachers have heard lots of “please and thank you.” After snack, we share a story and Nursery rhymes and songs. This week we have read Little red Riding hood, an information book about fruit and the 3 little pigs.
To end our day we put on our coats, we are all trying very hard to put on our own coats. Last of all we sit around the rug, say our prayer –“Mae’n amser mynd aderf” (It’s time to go home) and smile as Mrs Hughes opens the door. We wait until Mrs Hughes says our name and then walk out of Nursery.
Thank you for your continued help and support, it is very much appreciated.